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  • The Class of 2015 celebrates!

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    JM seniors at Baccalaureate June 7.

  • Academic Excellence Ceremony April 2015

  • Scholars Latino Initiative visits UNC Spring 2015

  • FFA Shooting Team Spring 2015

  • Neon Jets FirstRobotics Team Spring 2015

  • AP History class visits Civil War reenactment Spring 2015

  • Inaugural Mock United Nations Team at UNC Conference Spring 2015

  • Beta Club Honorees Spring 2015

  • DECA at International Career Development Conference in Orlando April 2015

  • Jazz Band and Chorus "Take the A-Train" at Spring Arts Festival April 2015

  • HOSA State Conference Spring 2015

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Upcoming Events
- Cheerleading Tryouts
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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School Announcements
Host Family Opportunities Still Available
Any family in the JM community interested in hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2015-16 school year should contact counselor Tammy Morris at 919-663-1380. The deadline to register students for the year is July 29.
JM Baseball Camp July 13-16
The JM Baseball Camp will be July 13-16, 8am-12pm, for rising 2nd graders through 9th graders.  Register the day of the camp at the field.  Cost is $60 which covers t-shirt and insurance.
Cheerleading Tryouts July 7-10

Cheerleading tryouts for JV and Varsity for Jordan-Matthews High School will be July 7-10 in the JM gym at the following times:


July 7: 9am-12pm

July 8:12pm-3pm

July 9: 9am-12pm

July 10: 12pm-2pm


*Dark shorts, white shirt, and athletic shoes

*Sports physical and academic eligibility required in order to try out

PTA Thrift Shop Work Nights Through August
Looking for a way to get involved and support students at JM? Help out on a JM PTA Thrift Shop Work Night. Click here to download a list of all work nights and the groups they support scheduled through August.
Class of 2015 Graduates June 13
Congratulations to all our graduates! Special thanks to Valedictorian Marissa Devine, Salutatorian Luke Pierce, graduation speaker Cindy Bredenberg, ceremony coordinator Judy Hinshaw, and outgoing principal Martin McDonald! It was a great day to be a Jet!
Seniors: Pre-Order Graduation Ceremony Photos
Go here: http://entry.imagequix.com/strawbridge/
School: Jordan Matthews (no hyphen)
Program: Graduation Ceremony
Senior Portraits August 6
Rising seniors, Strawbridge Photography will be sending you appointment cards for your senior portraits this summer. Please mark August 6th in your calendars as your portrait day. One make up portrait day will be held in the fall. That date will be announced at a later time. For more information, and to order portraits, go to http://www.strawbridge.net/seniors/.
Baccalaureate Service Held June 7
The West Chatham Ministerial Association sponsored at Baccalaureate Service at JM on June 7. Graduates, families and friends were invited to the non-denominational service which featured a message by Rev. Barry Gray of First Missionary Baptist Church. Also participating in the service were Rev. Greg Burriss of Rocky River Baptist Church, Angela Millsaps of First United Methodist Church, Rev. Daniel Pantoja of El Camino United Methodist Church and Rev. Jim Folks of Piney Grove United Methodist Church. Seniors Marissa Devine and Trey Lineberry gave the invocation and benediction, and Kelsey Moffitt introduced Rev. Gray. Carly Martinelli and Alanna Pyrtle performed the musical selection "For Good," accompanied by Heath Smith, Class of 2014.
Summer Gym Schedule
Workouts and events for boys basketball, girls basketball and volleyball--download here.
Drivers Education Class Birthday Cutoff Dates
Attention students who signed up for the June Drivers Education Classes:

For the morning class: If your birthday is AFTER 06-02-2000, you will NOT be able to be in the June class.

For the afternoon class: If your birthday is AFTER 06-12-2000, you will NOT be able to be in the June class.

For students that are too young for the June classes, there will be another classroom session offered in August.
CCCC Class Announcements

Students who took online CCCC courses should turn in their textbooks to Mr. Heesacker in room 101 by Friday, June 5th.


Students who registered for CCCC classes next fall have to fill out an application and return it to Mr. Heesacker in room  101. This includes online courses and seated classes such as automotive technology, criminal justice, or welding.

Summer Reading Assignments for 2015-16
Books for summer reading assignments are now ready for checkout in the media center. For assignments for Honors and CP levels of English, click here. Advanced Placement assignments will be available next week.

Reminder: All students complete a summer reading assignment, regardless of class level. Students in CP sections can choose a book based on their personal interests; students in honors sections read the same books:

Honors Freshman English: To Kill A Mockingbird
Honors Sophomore English: The Alechemist
Honors Junior English: The Joy Luck Club
Honors Senior English: The Taming of the Shrew

Students may not check out summer reading until all other library items are returned or paid for.
Sports Physicals July 11 and 18
Sports physicals will be given on July 11th & July 18th from 8 - 12 in the field house. NOTE: You must be at the field house and have your name on the list by 11:45! The price is $5.00. Athletes: Please follow this schedule:

July 11: All football  players (including rising 9th graders) and any other athletes who play only one sport.

July 18: All rising 9th graders EXCEPT those playing football and all athletes who intend to play multiple sports. 
2015-16 Students: Please Complete Transportation Survey
All 2015-16 JM students should complete this Transportation Survey for next school year:
Laptop Damage Information Video
Students and parents should view the video prepared by the technicians that explains how they inspect laptops for damage, and what kinds of damages incur charges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjw517GrPyw.
JM DECA Has "Magical" Visit to Orlando
Fourteen members of JM DECA represented North Carolina at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando in April. The entire delegation achieved proficient scores in their competitive events, and juniors Mariann King and Jaxon Mitchell placed in the Top 20 in the Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making Event. King also received an award for top test score in the event.
Students Honored at Academic Excellence Celebration
Over 200 JM students students were recognized April 21 at the annual Academic Excellence Celebration. Honor roll, End-of-Course test scores and school service earned students t-shirts and a chance to be selected for prizes donated by local merchants. The event included an inspirational speech by JM band director J.C. Harper.
JM Beta Club Celebrates Academic Achievement
The JM Beta Club honored current members and 2014-15 inductees March 30 with a ceremony and reception for students and parents. Congratulations on your achievements, and thanks for all your hard work!
Neon Jets Rock the FirstRobotics Competition!
In last Saturday's Regional Competition, JM's Robotics Team finished twelfth after all the qualification matches, we were the Leader for the one of the 8 Semifinal Alliances, and our Alliance finished sixth overall. This was a really stunning performance by our team - we were up against 54 other teams from across the south east. We had the one of the simplest yet most reliable and consistent robots on the field - which, while under-appreciated amidst the glitter of our competition, is the essence of good engineering! The team was also featured in the News and Observer.
Revised LAUNCH Calendar
Click here to download the revised LAUNCH calendar, adjusted for the new end of the 4th six weeks (March 12).
Program Showcase PowerPoint
Want a closer look at last night's Program Showcase presentation?
Click here to download the English PowerPoint file.
Click here to download the Spanish PowerPoint file.

JM Junior Selected for Washington Conference
Sarah Thomas has been selected to attend the National FFA Washington Leadership Conference this summer. In addition to improving speaking, teamwork and leadership skills, students will be involved in service projects in the Washington, DC area. Sarah has also been awarded a scholarship to cover the cost of the conference by the NC FFA Alumni.
JM DECA Successful at States
Jordan-Matthews DECA continued its tradition of excellence at the State Leadership Conference held February 26-28. Congratulations to the following students who have all qualified for international competition:
• Ronald Fox and Meg Moore, 1st in Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research and 5th in Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making.
• Marissa Devine and Luke Pierce, 2nd in Hospitality Team Decision Making.
• Marissa Devine, Sarah Thomas, and Madison Walters, 3rd in Financial Literacy Promotion Plan.
 • Jaxon Mitchell and Mariann King, 5th in Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making.
 • Evan Teague and David Smith, 7th in Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making.
 • David Brewer and Alec Brewer, 9th in Hospitality Team Decision Making.
“I couldn’t be prouder of all our students,” said Luke Nicks, JM DECA advisor. “They’ve worked extremely hard, and I can’t wait to take them to the International Leadership Conference later this spring.”
Nicks was also honored with the Clifton C. Belcher Professional Division Award for outstanding leadership, guidance and meritorious service.
Course Description Guide for 2015-16 Now Online
The Chatham County Schools Course Description Guide for 2015-16 is now online for students and families as they plan next year's classes: Course Description Guide for 2015-16
JM Junior Featured on State FFA Site
Congratulations to Sarah Thomas, who was featured on the North Carolina FFA Facebook page for her work in dairy entrepreneurship! 
2015 Local Scholarship Booklet Now Available
Seniors: Click here to download the 2015 Local Scholarship Booklet. Please review the information carefully, especially regarding eligibility and deadlines.
Twelve JM Students Honored at District Science Fair
Congratulations to all the JM students who received honors at the District Science Fair December 11:
Biological Science-A, Honorable Mention: “The Effect of Colloidal Silver on Bacterial Growth” by Gray Knight in Mrs. Sandel’s class
Biological Science-B, Honorable Mention: “The Primacy Effect, Are we all created equal?” by Morgan Troxler in Mrs. Sandel’s class
Biological Science-B, 3rd Place:  “ Radish Radiation” by Carlie Mote Ms. Brown’s class
Chemistry, 2nd Place:  “How does surface area affect evaporation rate?” by Emily Nona in Mr. Tillett’s class
Chemistry, 1st Place:  “Solutes Affect on Boiling Point” by Madison Walters and Blake Ward in Mr. Tillett’s class
Earth Science, 3rd Place:  “Does Color Equal Moisture” by Alyssa Gains in Ms. Brown’s class
Earth Science, 1st Place:  “The effect of acidic substances on limestone” by Yazmin Aguila in Mrs. Micancin’s class
Engineering/Applied Science, Honorable Mention:  “So Long Soil” by Garrett Jourdan in Mrs. Sandel’s class
Engineering/Applied Science, 3rd Place: “The Effect of Cleaning Agents on Contaminated bird feathers” by David Brewer in Mrs. Sandel’s class
Engineering/Applied Science, 1st Place:  “Volatic Cells”  by David Smith and Charles Daniel Mr. Tillett’s class
JM DECA Shines in Districts
Jordan Matthews DECA students continued their winning tradition at District Competition on December 3. The following club members received recognition for outstanding performance:
Nick Guariglia: 1st place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Jaxon Mitchell: 2nd place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Mariann King: 2nd place in Retail Marketing
Luke Pierce: test score finalist in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
David Brewer: role-play finalist in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Parker Lajeunesse: test score finalist in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Sarah Thomas: role-play finalist in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Trey Lineberry: test score finalist in Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Madison Walters: role-play finalist in Retail Marketing
Marissa Devine: role-play finalist and overall finalist in Retail Marketing
JM Seniors Advance in Scholarship Competitions
Congratulations to Bryant Parroquin, Eddie Fernandez and Marissa Devine. Bryant was selected for the Nuestra Juventud Award from Univision, and he will receive a $1,000 scholarship and be featured in a short piece on Univision in January. Eddie and Marissa has both advanced to the semi-finals of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship selection process, and will have their interviews in January.
JM FFA Has First Place Christmas Parade Float
Congratulations to the JM FFA for taking top float honors in the Siler City Christmas Parade held Dec. 4. The float, titled Miracle of Flight, featured Santa's "reindeer" in their stable waiting to take off on Christmas Eve.

Thanks to other JM groups participating in the parade, including HOSA, DECA, and the Jammin' Jets Marching Band, for helping make the evening a great experience for our community!
JM HOSA Dominates at District Competition
On Nov. 15, HOSA students competed at District Competition. The students who participated did an outstanding job and represented J-M well. Please congratulate the following students on their achievement.
Joy Hinshaw- 1st place Extemporaneous Writing
Danielle Baggstrom-1st place Medical Photography
Alexander Salazar-2nd place Healthy Lifestyle
Oscar Bacilio- 2nd place Nursing Assisting
Eduardo Fernandez- 2nd place Sports Medicine
Blair Hooker-4th place Medical Photography
Yoana Aguiire-Top Ten Nursing Assisting
Alanna Pyrtle-Top Ten Nursing Assisting
Jaime Nunemann-Top Ten Medical Terminology
Luis Martinez-Top Ten Extemporaneous Health Poster
Kimberley Hannah-Top Ten Sports Medicine

A special acknowledgement to our students who serve as  district officers: Eduardo Fernandez, Delena Carcamo-Melgar, Oscar Bacilio, and Kelsey Moffitt who organized and led a seminar on leadership skills for their peers from throughout the district.
Grease Photo Albums Online
Thanks to everyone in the JM community that supported our production of Grease! If you'd like to see photos of the show, visit the JMArts Facebook page at JMArts.org. Don't forget to like the page for more news about what's happening in the arts programs here at JM! And if you'd like another look at the Playbill program, click here.
The Aviator Takes Off: JM's Student Newspaper Is Online!
Want the latest news, plus features, reviews, sports and commentary? Check out The JM Aviator!
JM Junior Takes Top Prize in FFA Event
Jordan-Matthews junior Sarah Thomas won 1st place in the state for the Future Farmers of America Dairy Handling Competition that took place at the Mountain Sate Fair in Asheville, NC Saturday, September 13, 3014. This win enables her to represent North Carolina and compete at the FFA National Convention in October, 2015 at Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations Sarah!
Parent Portal to View Student Grades Now Open
Parents and guardians: Our grade book portal is now open for you to check your child's grades. If your child went to JM last year, and you created an account, that account should still work. If your child did not attend JM last year, you will need to create a new account. Here is the link to the directions for creating that account.
To create the account, you will need your child's Access ID and Access password. You must pick this up ​in person, and you must have identification. Our interpreter, Mrs. Tobar, will have these information sheets, and she will verify parents' ID information. We cannot give this information over the telephone or send it home with students.
College Information Updates
Seniors and parents: Sign up for text alerts on college information from our college adviser, Ms. Hatcher. Simply send a text message to 81810 that says “@jmstu” and follow the instructions. You or your student may also follow Ms. Hatcher on twitter: www.twitter.com/JMHS_CollegeAdv
Parent Letters in English and Spanish
Can't find the letter sent home to all families this summer with important dates and policies for this school year? Don't worry--download here: Parent Letter English, Parent Letter Spanish, Dress Code English, Dress Code Spanish.